Marple South Ward name consultation

Stockport Council is seeking the views of local residents on a proposal to change the name of Marple South Ward to Marple South and High Lane Ward.

A change of ward name will have no impact on the number of councillors elected for the ward or the councillors that represent the ward.

Residents can get involved by completing an online questionnaire or via touchscreen kiosks in Marple Library and High Lane Library. Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available from both libraries.

The consultation runs until 11th August 2017 and a decision will be made at a special Council meeting on 26 October 2017.

If approved, the new name will be brought into effect in time for the local elections in May 2018.

Councillor David Sedgwick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance, said:

“The idea behind this change is so the name more closely reflects the areas covered by ward boundaries, and the way residents themselves identify with where they live.

“However, it is important we put residents at the heart of these decisions, as ultimately Local Democracy is about local people.

“As such- Stockport Council want residents to make their views known through this consultation, to let us know if they agree with the proposals and send us any comments they may have.

“After the consultation is done, the recommendations will be further discussed at the Council Meeting. Resident feedback is key to informing these discussions, so I encourage everyone to take part and look forward to the feedback.”

The online questionnaire can be accessed via www.stockport.gov.uk/haveyoursay